The Gay Deception Overview:

The Gay Deception (1935) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Jesse L. Lasky.


A romantic comedy about a prince who masquerades as a bellhop at the Waldorf Plaza Hotel. Confusion and romance ensue when he meets a stenographer pretending to be rich after winning $5,000 in a lottery. An early Wyler effort.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingDon Hartman, Stephen AveryNominated

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William Wyler had to alter some of his shots when it became apparent that Frances Dee was pregnant (with Jody McCrea).
Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Dave O'Brien (Bellhop), Doro Merande (Linen Maid), Robert Graves, Francis Sayles and Gus Reed (Chefs), Lew Kelly (Hotel Carpenter), Olaf Hytten (Butler), Nell Craig and 'Sam Ash'
A song entitled "Paris in the Evening" with music by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Preston Sturges was to be sung by Francis Lederer, but was dropped.
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